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Official ODMP Line of Duty Death Announcements


The Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc., has partnered with PoliceLink to provide members with official ODMP Line of Duty Death notifications.

The notices are delivered directly to your e-mail address to quickly alert you or your department whenever a law enforcement officer in the United States or Canada is killed in the line of duty. All notices include links to the fallen officers’ memorials as well as expanded news coverage of every incident.

You must be a PoliceLink member in order to receive the official ODMP LODD notifications. If you are not yet a PoliceLink member, click here to create an account and to be automatically subscribed to receive the notifications.


If you are already a PoliceLink member, you can subscribe to official notifications by:

1. Visiting your profile

2. Open the “Subscriptions” tab

3. Checking the “Line of Duty Death Notifications” option

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    over 6 years ago

    "The Final Inspection"

    The policeman stood and faced his God,
    Which must always come to pass.
    He hoped his shoes were shining.
    Just as brightly as his brass.

    "Step forward now, policeman.
    How shall I deal with you?
    Have you always turned the other cheek?
    To My church have you been true?"

    The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
    "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
    Because those of us who carry badges
    can't always be a saint.

    I've had to work most Sundays,
    and at times my talk was rough,
    and sometimes I've been violent,
    Because the streets are awfully tough.

    But I never took a penny,
    That wasn't mine to keep....
    Though I worked a lot of overtime
    When the bills got just too steep.

    And I never passed a cry for help,
    Though at times I shook with fear.
    And sometimes, God forgive me,
    I've wept unmanly tears.

    I know I don't deserve a place
    Among the people here.
    They never wanted me around
    Except to calm their fear.

    If you've a place for me here,
    Lord, It needn't be so grand.
    I never expected or had too much,
    But if you don't.....I'll understand.

    There was silence all around the throne
    Where the saints had often trod.
    As the policeman waited quietly,
    For the judgment of his God.

    "Step forward now, policeman,
    You've borne your burdens well.
    Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
    You've done your time in hell."

    Author Unknown

  • Me2_max50


    over 6 years ago


    The police chief of Trumann, AR was killed while helping his community during the winter storm on 20080127.

    Chief Larry Blagg was killed when a tree branch laden with ice broke and fell on him as he was helping move fallen branches.

    Trumann Mayor Sheila Walters says Blagg went into cardiac arrest. The 40 year-old police chief died on the way to the hospital. He has worn the badge proudly for 17 years. He leaves behind a wife and 17 year old son.

    Visitation will be Friday January 30th from 5pm until 8pm at the 1st Baptist Church hwy 69 west in Truman, AR. The funeral will be at 10am January 31st at the 1st Baptist Church then will proceed to Jonesboro Memorial Park in Jonesboro, AR with a graveside service.

  • Badge2_max50


    over 6 years ago


    Although Ryan Weeks was not a Police Officer, he was a deticated and passionate Public Servant. Below is Ryan's tribute.

    Ryan Jeffrey Weeks
    Aug. 25, 1978 - Jan. 15, 2009

    Age: 30

    Residence: Greeley

    Tribute: Ryan Jeffrey Weeks, 30, beloved son, brother, uncle, fiancé, respected paramedic, friend to all and treasured forever died on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009 in Greeley. He was born Aug. 25, 1978 in Washington D.C.

    Ryan graduated from Greeley West High School where he played both baseball and football. He was athletic, disciplined, and competitive. From there, he went on to play baseball for Garden City Community College in Garden City, Kan. Shortly after college, Ryan decided to go into Emergency Medical Services. He dedicated more than 10 years of his life to serving and saving others. Ryan always had a love for the outdoors. Rain or shine, he could be found on the rivers of the Rockies. Ryan was an expert fly fisherman; he loved tying flies and was an excellent teacher. Ryan found the love of his life in March 2008, and proposed on a mountain top. He was planning a wedding for September 2009. Ryan was a family man, devoted to his parents, sisters and their husbands, niece and nephews, fiancé, the Weld County Ambulance, and the Greeley Police Department S.W.A.T. Ryan was a joy to be around and touched the hearts of many.

    He will be greatly missed.

    Survivors: His parents; Jeffrey and Christy Weeks of Greeley; two sisters and their husbands, Jamie and Chris Barber of Westminster and Candace and Josh Gindl of Greeley; one niece and three nephews, Sophie and Brooks Barber, and Braxton and Beau Gindl; his beloved fiancé, Amanda Weigand; and his grandparents, Robert and Marian King of Lincoln, Neb. and Hubert Weeks of Fresno, Calif.; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

    Preceded in death by: His paternal grandparents, Carolyn Weeks, and maternal great-grandmother, Laura Keim.

    Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Greeley Wesleyan Church, 3600 22nd St., Greeley.

    Notes: Memorial gifts may be made to the Ryan Weeks memorial scholarship fund in care of Allnutt, 702 13th St., Greeley, CO 80631.

  • Linda_space_max50


    over 6 years ago


  • Tg2_max50


    over 6 years ago


    To:"Police - Retirees"
    Date:Monday, December 08, 2008 5:40:58 PM
    [View Source]
    Updated information as of 5:00pm 12-08-08: Confirmed Visitation and Funeral Arrangements

    While meeting with Major Edison the following arrangements were disclosed by the family.


    Tuesday 12-09-08 4p-8p Portland Funeral Chapel

    Wednesday 12-10-08 1p-7p Portland Funeral Chapel


    Thursday 12-11-08 Visitation at 10am with services beginning at noon at Long Hollow Baptist Church

    3031 Long Hollow Pike

    Hendersonville, Tn. 37075

    Interment: Crestview Cemetery, Hwy 109 N. Gallatin

    Family Request:

    Expressions of Sympathy

    In Memory of Brian Denning To: Children’s Tree House

    Long Hollow Baptist Church

    3031 Long Hollow Pike

    Hendersonville, Tn. 37075

    Carl Edison SCSO

    Ken Weidner Sumner EMA


    Many of you may be aware of the following information; I am sending a brief bit of information as funeral arrangements are tentative at this time.

    It is with deepest regret that I inform you of the passing of Sumner County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Denning. Deputy Denning was fatally injured in a Motor Vehicle Crash early this morning. Deputy Denning has been with the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office since 1995 and has been assigned to the Drug Task Force for the past 3 years. Brian was a career Firefighter with the city of Gallatin prior to his Law Enforcement Career.

  • Dsc00501_max50


    over 6 years ago


    Can you help me get this word out

    Please keep Sgt. Monty Carmikle's Family and Friends in your prayers.

    Nov. 16, 2008

    AGFC wildlife officer dies in helicopter crash

    QUITMAN – An Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife officer was killed early Sunday morning when the helicopter he was in crashed in Cleburne County. The officer was participating in an operation aimed at catching night hunters.

    The crash took place at approximately 1 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 16 about five miles northeast of Quitman on Highway 25. Killed in the crash was wildlife officer Sgt. Monty Carmikle, 45, of Heber Springs.

    The wildlife officer was a passenger in a Bell OH-58 helicopter when it went down in a field on private property. The contract helicopter pilot, Jerry Fryar of Ozark, was taken to a Conway hospital. At this point, his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

    This is the first time that an AGFC wildlife officer has died in the line of duty since two officers were killed in a plane crash in the early 70s.

    The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash. At this time, there is no indication of what might have caused the crash.

    AGFC wildlife officer Major Mike Knoedl, said that the entire agency is deeply saddened by the death. “Being a wildlife officer is a very dangerous job. We’re trained for just about everything, but in this instance it was out of the officer’s control,” he said

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